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By Dave Boothroyd

by no means has a reconsideration of where of substances in our tradition been extra pressing than it's this present day. tradition on medications addresses topics comparable to the character of awareness, language and the physique, alienation, selfhood, the picture and virtuality and the nature/culture dyad and lifestyle. It then explores how those are expressed within the paintings of key figures similar to Freud, Benjamin, Sartre, Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze, arguing that the guidelines and ideas during which modernity has attained its degree of self-understanding are themselves, in a variety of methods, the goods of encounters with medications and their results. In each one case the reader is directed to the issues at which medicinal drugs determine within the formulations of ‘high theory’, and it's printed how such considering is rarely itself a drug-free sector. for this reason, there's no floor on which to tell apart ‘culture’ from ‘drug tradition’ within the first position. tradition on medicines deals a singular technique and creation to cultural conception for newbies to the topic, concurrently offering an unique thesis about the articulation of recent notion by means of medicinal drugs and drug culture.

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